Last night young Boris played his first competitive cricket match. Even though he's one of the really young ones in the under 13s team he did pretty well and more than justified his place in the team. He bowled a couple of overs, beat the bat a few times, almost had a catch and only got really hit once. Batting at 9, he came in during a total batting collapse facing a petty quick older lad - but managed to block out a couple of overs before getting out lbw to a yorker. It was a shame that he didn't manage to score more than one - because alongside some good defence, he hit some nice shots - but couldn't penetrate the field. He was also instrumental in getting a run out when he was fielding - with a good throw in from 3rd man.
He's mad keen to go back for the next one!
(Boris on the boundary - face blurred for privacy)